Who’s Walking in my Woods?

I hadn’t thought much about who’s walking in my woods lately. Until I took out the garbage this afternoon and found this.

There were two sets of tracks running side-by-side down the drive, bypassing the duck and chicken coups without a pause. Too large for a fox, I suspect they’re coyote tracks.

I followed the tracks backward and found where they came out of the woods. At night we often hear the yip-yipping of coyotes in the distance, but this is as close as I’ve seen them recently. What I find curious is that they didn’t show any interest in the chickens and ducks. Although Paul spied what he thought were fox tracks in the snow earlier in the day.

We have experience with fox, deer, mink, skunk, squirrel, and bear, but for the most part, our woodland predators keep to themselves. Unless they spot an easy meal!

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